- Built CAD integrations with UG NX, Pro E, and Creo.
- Built Adobe InDesign integration for Aras customer.
- Worked on extensive customization of Variant Management application for Aras customer.
- Worked on a largescale migration project from ENOVIA to Innovator for Aras US customer.
- Built integration with Oracle ERP.
- Built server side office automation solution over Aras Innovator with remote editing capabilities using WebDAV for Aras customer.
- Built SharePoint integration with Innovator for collaboration of office documents through SharePoint.
- Built add-on application on different Innovator versions for data synchronization that synchronizes data with external data source.
Innovator Features Used Across Multiple Projects
- Bulk loader of structure for cloning using excel file
- Enhanced Mass Update Feature
- Item Types
- Actions & Events
- Client and Server methods
- Extended classification & extended properties
- Forms and Views
- Workflow and lifecycle management
- Query Definitions
- Tree grid views
- Custom grids
- Custom webservices
- External Systems
Aras Development Process and Tools
- Used Azure DevOps for project management and Aras SDE (standard development environment) based source control for many projects.
- Experienced in setting up Innovator Development Environment from baseline (CodeTree & Database backup).
- Used Aras TAF for creating automated UI and integration tests.
- Well versed in setting up various environments (Development, QA, SIT, Production) in Azure.
- Practiced Aras SAFe development methodology across many projects.
- Experienced in using Git environment (forks, branches, merge, rebase, pull request etc.).
- Used SDE based CICD pipelines for automated deployment to various environments.
- Have good knowledge of Aras DevOps and AICD, latest offering from Aras.
Structure Comparer (EBOM, MBOM)
- Comparing different types of structure (e.g. BOM, WBS, Product Structure, etc.) based on different parameters.
- Embedded Structure Comparer on different relationship grids.
- Compare different revisions of items.
- Different comparison views on same grid.
- Extensively worked on query definitions for different structure comparison views.
- Ability to Sync the structural differences.
Aras - CAD Connectors (UG NX, Pro E)
- CAD Assemblies - Create new, Save-as (clone) , Rename, Revise
- Attribute synch
- PLM change status/refresh
- Named baseline (establish and retrieve)
- E-BoM synch
- Derived output (2D drawing viewing)
- Derived output (3D model viewing)
- Lifecycle Mgt. (promote, demote, release)
- Enabling 3D Visualization on Custom Item types.
- Worked on query definitions and tree grid views.
- Split Screen View with 3D Visualization.
- Interaction between split screen tabs of 3D view and TGV.
- Utility for CAD Data Migration to generate various Derived Outputs using HOOPS Convertor.
- Customized Query processors for different 3D views.
- Used to implement Multiple selection Type Features.
- Used to resolve product structure on custom item types.
- Worked on the APIs to get variability scope structure for Not Applicable Options.
- Batch Utilities for mass data load.
- Worked on both GUI and Command line modes.
- Data clean up and correction utilities.
Variant management is a feature that enables users to manage and track different variations of a product. It provides a centralized location for storing and managing product data, including different configurations, options, and features. With variant management in Aras Innovator, users can easily create and modify product variants, as well as track the progress of each variant through the product lifecycle. Overall, variant management in PLM helps users streamline their product development process and improve efficiency.
- Automatic identification of all possible usage conditions based on features and options.
- Automatic asset creation for given usage conditions.
- Classification of assets based on features and options.
- Filtering & Sorting of assets.
- Features & Options enhancements.
- Table rule editor user interface enhancement.
- Multiple Selection type Features
- Not Applicable Features based on usage.
- Implemented Default Feature Option Selection.
- Instantiation of resolved breakdown item structure automatically and semi-automatically.
- Traceability of assets for given breakdown item structures.
- Classification of instantiated assets for given breakdown item.
- 3D Visualization of instantiated assets.
- Filtering & Sorting of instantiated assets.
- Resolution and instantiation of custom item type.
- Custom Tree Grid Views for resolution
Part management involves the creation, management, and tracking of parts and components used in the design and manufacturing of a product. This includes managing part data, such as part numbers, descriptions, and specifications, as well as tracking part revisions, suppliers, and costs. Aras Innovator can help streamline part management by providing tools for part classification, search and retrieval, and change management. This can help ensure that the right parts are used in the right products, and that changes to parts are properly tracked and communicated throughout the organization. We worked on different modules like:
- BOM Loader
- Multi-Level BOM Editor
- Custom BOM Reports
- Publish to ERP/SAP
- Parts List
During the lifecycle of a product, many documents are created containing critical information which needs to be shared, forming part of the product record. Document Management with Aras includes version and change control for files in multiple formats in a secure, searchable repository. Users across multiple teams and locations have easy access to critical information. We worked on different modules like:
- Document Security & Access Control
- Workflows & Approval Processes
- Automated Viewable Generation
- Connection to SharePoint for Collaboration
- Custom Document Numbering
- Document Management Using Office Connector
Change management is the process of managing changes to product data, such as design changes, engineering changes, and manufacturing changes, throughout the product lifecycle. This involves identifying the need for a change, evaluating the impact of the change, and implementing the change in a controlled and systematic manner. Aras Innovator can help streamline change management by providing tools for change request management, change impact analysis, and change tracking. This can help ensure that changes are properly evaluated, approved, and communicated throughout the organization, and that the product data remains accurate and up to date.
- Affected Items Handling
- Review/Approval Workflows
- Activity Assignments
- Partial or Group voting
- Security Configurations
- Workflow History Customizations
- Conditional Automatic Workflow Path Assignments
- Fast Track Options
Program management is the process of managing multiple related projects or products as a program, with the goal of achieving specific business objectives. This involves coordinating the activities of multiple teams, managing resources, and ensuring that the program is delivered on time, within budget, and to the desired quality standards. Aras Innovator can help streamline program management by providing tools for program planning, resource allocation, and progress tracking. This can help ensure that the program is managed efficiently and effectively, and that all stakeholders are kept informed of progress and issues. Improve product development with more efficient and effective design processes, streamlining program and project management with powerful capabilities in Aras Innovator.
- Approval Teams
- Data Packages
It is a content authoring tool that takes a new approach to the creation of technical publications by using referenced PLM content directly in a modular fashion. With this module, you can easily create, edit, and publish technical documents, as well as track changes and revisions.
Microsoft Office Connector
Author documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Microsoft tools, while managing their security, versioning, and relationships to product data in Aras Innovator.
- Office Connector Setup
- Property Mapping
- Event Based Report Generation
- Automatic & On-Demand PDF Report Generation